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Fabric Glossary

Clovia brings together the finest and most versatile collection of fabrics to make your lingerie picks more customized to your choice of comfort, style and fit. Know more about them here.

1. Cotton:

Fabric made from natural fibre. Cotton is extremely comfortable & absorbent. It is an all-weather fabric.

Cotton

Where to find me?

  • Everyday comfy Clovia bras
  • Casual comfy panties
  • Nightwear and loungewear like T-shirts, tops, pyjamas, nightsuits etc.

What are the various properties of Cotton?

  • Soft and lightweight
  • Can be smooth or textured finished
  • Excellent heat management
  • Quick drying and water absorbent
  • Breathable fabric
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

2. Cotton Blend:

Cotton yarn mixed with advanced polyester material for durability, stretch and comfort.

Cotton Blend

Where to find me?

  • Everyday casual Clovia cotton bras and panties
  • Comfy nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns

What are the various properties of Cotton Blend?

  • Soft and smooth hand feel
  • Minimal pilling
  • Durable fabric
  • Natural stretch and flexibility

3. Cambric:

Fine thin cotton or linen fabric.

Cambric

Where to find me?

  • Soft and comfy Clovia cotton bras.
  • Casual nightwear like pyjamas,nightsuits & nightie gowns

What are the various properties of Cambric?

  • Soft and light weight fabric
  • Smooth hand feel
  • Excellent sweat and heat management

4. Chiffon:

Fabric made from highly twisted yarns resulting in sheer, lightweight, soft fabric that gives a great fall. It can be made from polyester or silk.

Chiffon

Where to find me?

  • Exclusive Clovia designer lingerie
  • Designer nightwear like babydolls, teddies, robes etc.

What are the various properties of Chiffon?

  • Soft and light weight fabric
  • Textured feel
  • Sensual drape on body

5. Combed Cotton:

Cotton fabric which is made from treated yarns, resulting in soft lustrous fabric. The process involves removing the short fibres and debris from the natural fibre yarn.

Combed Cotton

Where to find me?

  • Clovia’s soft and comfy cotton lingerie
  • Premium nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns

What are the various properties of Combed Cotton?

  • Soft and shiny
  • Less pilling
  • Smooth hand feel
  • Excellent water absorbency

6. Crepe:

Mostly used to make luxurious nightwear, it’s a textured synthetic fabric that falls better than satin on body.

Crepe

Where to find me?

  • Clovia’s exclusive designer lingerie
  • Designer nightwear like babydolls, teddies etc.

What are the various properties of Crepe?

  • Soft and light weight fabric
  • Textured feel
  • Feminine drape

7. Egyptian Cotton:

The finest variety of cotton in the world. It often refers to cotton grown in Egypt with extra-long staple (ELS).

 Egyptian Cotton

Where to find me?

  • Premium cotton lingerie
  • Designer nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns

What are the various properties of Egyptian Cotton?

  • Soft and silky smooth
  • Less pilling
  • Efficient sweat management

8. Fishnet:

A mesh with bigger gaps, generally inspired from fisherman’s net. Vastly used in tights or pantyhose.

Fishnet

Where to find me?

  • Extensively in tights
  • Fancy pantyhose

What are the various properties of Fishnet?

  • Porous and see through fabric
  • Stretchable and flexible
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

9. Interlock:

A thick knitted fabric with is more stable in its nature than single jersey.

Interlock

Where to find me?

  • Clovia bras that are made in interlock fabric
  • Nightwear and loungewear like pyjamas, nightsuits
  • Tracksuits and trackpants
  • Swimwear and shapewear

What are the various properties of Interlock?

  • Thick and heavy weight fabric
  • Less stretchable as compared to jersey
  • Stable and sturdy fabric
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

10. Jacquard:

Any fabric that has a design woven/knitted into the fabric rather than printing.

Jacquard

Where to find me?

  • Clovia's exclusive fancy bras
  • Trendy designer nightwear

What are the various properties of Jacquard?

  • Rich look
  • Textured feel
  • Strong and stable fabric

11. Jersey:

The most common type of “knitted” or “hosiery” fabric. It is a light weight fabric with some natural stretch.It works very well in lingerie and nightwear.

Jersey

Where to find me?

  • Everyday comfy Clovia bras
  • Casual comfy panties
  • Nightwear and loungewear like T-shirts, tops, yoga pants etc.
  • Swimwear and shapewear

What are the various properties of Jersey?

  • Soft and light weight
  • Stretchable with shape retention
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

12. Knit:

Knitting is the process in which the fabric is made by interloping of yarns together. Commonly named as “hosiery”, this is the most used fabric in Clovia innerwear and sleepwear.

Knit

Where to find me?

  • All types of modern lingerie that are made in different kinds of knitted structure.
  • Nowadays, it’s a highly recommended fabric for nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns
  • Clovia's fancy and bridal nightwear
  • Swimwear and shapewear

What are the various properties of Knit?

  • Soft and smooth
  • Stretchable with shape retention
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

13. Cotton Spandex:

Technical term for stretchable fibre. It provides great comfort & stretch to the fabric.

Cotton Spandex

Where to find me?

  • Almost every piece of clothing would have cotton spandex or its variant to add stretch & comfort. One of the most extensively used fibre in Clovia lingerie & nightwear

What are the various properties of Cotton Spandex?

  • Stretchable
  • Flexible
  • Great shape retention

14. Mesh:

An open-weave sheer warp knitted fabric.

Mesh

Where to find me?

  • Clovia’s premium bras and panties
  • Bodice of Clovia babydolls

What are the various properties of Mesh?

  • Porous and see through
  • Stretchable

15. Nylon:

One of the oldest used fabric in lingerie industry, it is a synthetic fibre chemically made with polymers.

Nylon

Where to find me?

  • Premium swimwear
  • High end shapewear
  • Luxurious nightwear

What are the various properties of Nylon?

  • Soft and smooth
  • Excellent flexibility and wrinkle resistance
  • Quick drying

16. Polyamide:

A silk like synthetic fabric with excellent flexibility.

Polyamide

Where to find me?

  • Premium Clovia lingerie
  • Designer babydolls
  • Shapewear

What are the various properties of Polyamide?

  • Soft and silky
  • Wrinkle and water resistant
  • Shiny and smooth
  • Stretchable
  • Good water absorbency

17. Polyester:

This refers to completely man-made synthetic fabric or fibre. As it’s technically made, so its properties like shine, softness, stretchability etc. can be controlled.

Polyester

Where to find me?

  • Almost all types of Clovia nightwear and loungewear
  • Casual as well as fancy Clovia lingerie
  • Economical swimwear and shapewear

What are the various properties of Polyester?

  • Soft and smooth
  • Durable fabric with long life span
  • Wrinkle and water resistant
  • Shiny and lustrous
  • Stretchable

18. Powernet:

A strong and stretchable nylon net fabric.

Powernet

Where to find me?

  • As a supporting fabric in Clovia shapewear
  • Designer bras

What are the various properties of Powernet?

  • Porous and see through
  • Strong and stable unlike other nets

19. Satin:

A smooth fabric which is highly shiny on front side and matte on the back side.

Satin

Where to find me?

  • Luxurious Clovia nightwear
  • High-end sexy Clovia lingerie

What are the various properties of Satin?

  • Soft and smooth
  • Shiny and full of lustre
  • Drapes beautifully on body

20. Silk:

A natural fibre produced by the silkworm. These days synthetic silk is made from polyester as well.

Silk

Where to find me?

  • Luxurious nightwear
  • High-end sexy lingerie

What are the various properties of Silk?

  • Soft and smooth
  • Shiny and full of lustre
  • Drapes beautifully on body
  • Excellent sweat absorption

21. Tricot:

It’s a fine warp knitted synthetic fabric that provides strength and is often used in inner lining.

Tricot

Where to find me?

  • Inner lining of Clovia bras to provide support

What are the various properties of Tricot?

  • Porous or net like in nature
  • Sturdy and stable
  • Non-stretchable

22. Velour:

Commonly known as “knitted velvet”, it is a soft fluffy fabric with a dense pile and sheen.

Velour

Where to find me?

  • Warm cosy winter nightwear
  • Winter trackpants
  • As trims in sexy Clovia lingerie & babydolls

What are the various properties of Velour?

  • Keeps you warm
  • Add sheen and lustre to the garment
  • Soft and has a good ability to stretch

23. Viscose:

It’s a man-made fibre created from natural cellulose fibre.

Viscose

Where to find me?

  • Luxurious Clovia nightwear & loungewear
  • Premium everyday bras

What are the various properties of Viscose?

  • Soft and smooth
  • Quick water absorbency

24. Velvet:

Soft fluffy piled shiny fabric usually made of synthetic material.

Velvet

Where to find me?

  • Warm cosy winter nightwear
  • As trims in sexy Clovia lingerie
  • Decorations in Clovia babydolls

What are the various properties of Velvet?

  • Keeps you warm
  • Adds sheen and lustre to the garment
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